The Incredible Bulk
Average Daily Intakes
% Change: +12.8%
% Change: +5.3%
% Change: 8.6%
% Change: +21.9%
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Number of Workouts Per Month
% Change: +103%
October (end): 232 lbs
September (end): 225 lbs
# Change: +7 lbs
Overall, it seems like a pretty resounding success. The extra weight seems to have gone to mostly the right places, which is cool. I'm really happy with the increased workout frequency. I started a new training routine called "German Volume Training", which is basically just "do tons of reps with light weight". This is vastly different than the "do a few reps with heavy weight" that I've done for the past ~3 years. I'm still sore from Tuesday's 100 Squats, 100 Roman Deadlifts, and 100 Calf Raises. That was 5 days ago.
I will probably continue the bulk for a while. I'm hoping to get to 240. 240 then maintain.
The November Project:
I don't suck at money management by any means. I've never been in debt. I don't make purchases I can't actually swing. But Melissa is going back to school soon and we're going to try living on my salary - with two cars and hopefully a house payment to make. I don't put as much away in savings as I would like. This month, I'm going to fix that.
Also, probably not going to get into too much detail about my budgets and what not on the Column. It's impolite to discuss finances. Plus I think most people reading this make more money than me.
One last thing.
Yesterday was Halloween. Two weeks ago I was all set and ready to dress up as BoJack Horseman from the Netflix series BoJack Horseman.
That's BoJack. Here is my amazing awesome totally-not-just-from-a-thrift-shop costume:
Melissa and I went out shopping for her costume a week later. We stumbled across a "cat woman" suit. But, with Melissa's new redish-blackish-awesome hair color, she looked more like the Black Widow. Naturally, I jumped on the idea of my wife dressing up like one of the Avengers. My BoJack Horseman costume no longer made sense, though. Why was Mrs. Gillespie dressed up as an Avenger, but Mr. Gillespie not? I had to call a audible. After some frantic searching, I found the raw material to make a costume. A few days and several hours' worth of work later: we were ready for Halloween.
I think we were the Belle of the ball.
4. Mr. & Mrs. Smith from the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith
3. A monkey wrench and a banana spider
2. Bella & Edward, but not vampires, just normal people
1. A pinball wizard and a ditch witch
- some guy in Target, when Melissa and I went into Target in full costume -